Aspect ratio ANYTHING from iTunes Store?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Shacklebolt, Sep 30, 2006.

  1. Shacklebolt macrumors 6502a

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    Okay, does anyone know how I can out find the aspect ratios of the FILES we download from iTunes? I'd like to know before I buy the 5th season of 24 if it's 16/9 or cut down to 4/3.
     
  2. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    You can read the reviews. Sorting by most recent, on the first page:

    "However, I wish Apple would make these episodes available in widescreen format."
     
  3. balamw Moderator

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    Note also that 16:9 from iTunes means lower resolution than 4:3 since the horizontal resolution is fixed at 640 pixels. so for 4:3 you get 640x480 and for 16:9 you'd get 640x360.... Effectively 33% less resolution in the 4:3 section of the frame.

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  4. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Did anyone ever figure this out? I just asked for a simple yes or no.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Have you tried just double clicking on a few episodes and viewing the 30s previews?

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  6. Shacklebolt thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Grrrr.

    You know, someone said earlier that paying for a movie off the iTMS that you can't hold may not be entirely worth it. Now, I very badly want season 5 of 24, but I just can't bring myself to do it if they can't even give you the show in the full aspect ratio. It's a shame especially since the quality is just so much better now.
     

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